Saison De Lente | The Bruery

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Saison De LenteSaison De Lente

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Spring Saison is light blonde in color with a fresh hoppiness and a wild and rustic Brettanomyces character. Lighter in color and alcohol than our Saison Rue, yet equally complex in its own way.

The wild yeast in Saison de Lente will continue to dry it out over time, giving a slightly more mature character to vintage bottles. Perfect for warmer weather picnics and Spring celebrations.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

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Photo of PGD120
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottled 12/16/13 poured into snifter

appearance: nice translucent golden color with some visible carbonation. bright white 3 finger head. lots of lacing.

aroma: right away you smell the brettyness horse blanket smell. very yeasty. some iscuity malt and lemongrass and lemon

taste: lemon and lemon grass, some brett funkiness, Belgian yeast. sweet crackery yeast. pepper but more a white a pink pepper

feel: light and refreshing and dry. lots of carbonation

overall: a nice saison. wish i had it fresh but im real happy with how the brett developed over the past year and 3 months

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Photo of stephensinner
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hab11
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed with Three Lions from a 750ml from 2013.
Look: 4 finger pearl white head. Clingy pockets of white lacing. Pineapple orange juice in color. The head is frothy mix of big and small bubbles in the head.
Smell: Fruit bomb! Lemon check, tangerine check, lemon grass, orange, blood orange, Tupelo honey, black pepper, turmeric/Basel.
Taste:hmm peculiar not what I was expecting Pepper (white/black, more white than black) bitter straight bitters, orange bitters even tangerine bitters? Kind of rindy. Has a Cracker Jack sweetness. Malty sugars. Slight pineapple. Seems like I'm talking a lot of complex flavors but plays very simple on the tongue.
Feel: the pepper has some bite maybe to much but without the complimentary flavor. It's effervescent up front but it doesn't last mid tongue or to the back of the mouth. Based on the pepper I would expect more bite at the throat. It's not there for me. Overall feel for me is average.
Overall: it hits the style and combining taste and smell is fairly complex but to me the aroma and taste just don't come together like I think it could. This is a fine beer. Just wouldn't put it at the top of the list for its style more a middle run for me and at what it sells for I would go for other things before it. It's almost a bit pretentious to me. I will admit though that I need to try it younger. Might work better for me.

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Photo of ThreeLions
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle split With Hab11. Bottled on 12/17/2013.

Appearance: very active three+ finger head slowly dissipates leaving behind so much soapy lacing and a beautiful Julius colored orange glow.

Smell: what a smell! I have had so many of these fresh and loved them. First time I was able to sit on a bottle. The lemony character from the Brett or really shining through. So nice. So much of the rustic barnyard funk is there too! Earthy lemon? Sign me up. Really nice balance. Really nice pepper from the said on yeast too. What a great mix! Earthy almost turmeric aroma as well. Very complex.

Taste: Well that wasn't expected. Super peppery. Bitter orange rind. It's like someone tossed more than a dash of bitters in my cocktail. Peculiar. Slightly tart which is good but really bitter. Candied pineapple. Candied orange. Very complex flavor profile. Not at all what I was expecting but certainly not disappointing. The longer I sit here contemplating this beer the more I am enjoying it.

Mouth: silky, quite frothy medium heavy body. It's like an orange milkshake in my.mouth. quite good feel on this.

Overall: I love this beer fresh. I live the earthy rustic flavor that comes through with the pepper in the background. With age though this has become quite a different beer. So much citrus in the nose and taste. The pepper comes through a lot more aggressively. Lots of bitter and candied citrus fruits come in to play. The lactic acid also presents a great mouth. I am thoroughly impressed with how this one has aged. Far far from my favorite but a pretty darn good one for the price. Would and will buy again.

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Photo of StevenH
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AleHunter805
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobertConway
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamleoromo
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/10/13.

A - Pours a hazy gold with a large three-finger foamy white head. The head dissapates slowly leaving lots of soapy lacing.

S - Lots of Belgian yeast, pepper, lemon, yeast, and grassiness.

T - The taste starts with heavy Belgian yeast, pepper, and lemon. Some citrus and pepper spiciness in the finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing. Dry finish.

O - Very crisp and delightful Saison. LIght and refreshing? Very enjoyable.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/19/2013. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, peach, pineapple, pepper, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, peach, pineapple, white grape, pepper, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, peach, pineapple, white grape, pepper, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison style. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.16/5  rDev +4%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.4/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Saison De Lente from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,231 ratings